Meet our team
  • James Palmer
    Founding Partner

    For decades Jim has been committed to working with his clients to obtain successful outcomes in a timely and cost efficient manner.   

  • John Barr
    Founding Partner

    John is a trailblazer in his field earning the respect of clients, colleagues and everyone throughout the judicial system.  

  • Theresa M. Simmons

    Terry is a pioneer who translated her legal beginnings in the criminal field into forging a career in civil litgation.   

  • James A. Godin

    Unparalelled trial experience sets Jim apart from the rest. His knowledge and skill in civil ligation has led him to become an attorney trusted and revered by his clients.  

  • John J. McGrath

    John's extensive knowledge of legal system and his intuition of civil litigation has allowed him to become one of the most respected lawyers in the area. 

  • K. Reed Haywood

    Reed's experience in all aspects of civil defense litigation has made him a leader in the field. From judges to clients, Reed is someone that is respected and relied on.  

  • Kristine Meindl

    With over 15 years of trial experience, Kristine has navigated the court systems in Philadelphia and New Jersey achieving amazing results for her clients.  

  • Alexandra Venters

    Alexandra is a graduate of James Madison University, where she earned her Bachelor's in Business Administration. 

  • Thomas E. Palmer

    Tom graduated magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Political Science from Grove City College. Thereafter, he graduated from Villanova University School of Law and later joined Palmer & Barr. 

  • Brett A. Kier

    Brett's practice primarily focuses on the defense of clients in civil litigation involving automotive negligence and uninsured / underinsured motorist claims. 

  • Aaron B. Wicker

    Aaron received his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the American University Business Law Review. 

  • Alexandra Adams

    Alexandra's practice focuses on the firm's civil litigation practice, including automobile negligence matters and underinsured/uninsured motorist claims.

  • Melisa Buchowiec

    Melisa's practice concentrates on all aspects of civil defense litigation, including automobile negligence, underinsured/uninsured motorist claims and premise liability actions.

  • Brian Schuster

    Brian joins Palmer and Barr with over 5 years of litigation experience. He spent his first years in the Public Defenders Office before committing to ivil defense litigation.

  • William Murphy

    William is a skilled litigator with strong background in Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle law. He has experience not only as serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Bucks County, but in handling an aggressive caseload.

  • Samuel D. Hodge, Jr.
    Of Counsel

    Sam is a skilled litigator and a graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Graduate Division of the Law School. 

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